Is Tahoe’s Real Estate Market About to Repeat Itself? Will You Miss Out?

Luke Curran compared the cost of living in Lake Tahoe to other real estate markets. “As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” – Mark Twain   An excerpt from Book Five in “The …

Twain

“… picturesque turret-looking masses and clusters of a whitish, coarse-grained rock that resembles inferior mortar dried hard …” Shuttling as much as he did between Carson City and Virginia City, it was San Francisco that captured his imagination – but it was Mono Lake that almost killed him – and his curiosity.   An excerpt …

How to Stuff Three Days of Venice Into Just 24 Hours

Hotel Campiello. It took the fading sunlight at dusk to unmask its mysterious location.   Part Two: Sweet Anticipation. Getting There is Half the Fun, Right?! “Is this it?” A little dazed and confused we all four traded frantic looks. “No,” Jay exhaled, standing now. “Is this it?” None of us knew exactly what we …

Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci Life on the 500th Anniversary of his Death

Timing is everything. Just in case you haven’t heard Italian towns and European museums have scheduled events in 2019 celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s art and amazing genius marking the 500th anniversary of his death. Travel is the best  way to gain worldly experience learning about other cultures, languages and cuisines. And we all know how wonderful …

Time to Circle the Lake and Discover Your Next Adventure

Packed in SUVs like sardines, they imagine sliding and skiing and all the fun they bring chasing runs when the lifts open.   Yup, Gold Hill. And, then finally Virginia City, brief home of Samuel Clemens where he became Mark Twain. Part One: Tahoe An excerpt from Book Five in “The Knowledge Path Series” dedicated to …

Tahoe

Somebody estimated the sheer volume of water could cover the an area as large as the entire state of California more than 12 inches deep.   Nevada owns the water, the shoreline and the gambling on the right, eastern side — roughly a third of Lake Tahoe itself.   An excerpt from Book Five in …

Stranded in Mono Lake

At the end of an hour it approached a jutting cape, and Higby ran ahead and posted himself on the utmost verge and prepared for the assault.    The agony that alkali water inflicts on bruises, chafes and blistered hands, is unspeakable, and nothing but greasing all over will modify it– but we ate, drank …